Industry Knowledge

CoachPOINT : Changing Horizons

ChangingHorizonsA season ahead can be like a weather change. You know its coming, and you may even know what to dress like for when it arrives, but what are you doing to make sure you’re ready to switch into the weather change when it arrives? Ensuring you are ready is the necessity of preparation to make the most of every opportunity.

Change can be an inconvenience at the best of times, incredibly ill-timed at the worst of times, and yet change invites us to grow and navigate the opportunities to both actively engage results we’re seeking, and reflect on the progress of results so far obtained. Continue reading

News : Kidman Cattle Co Approved To Rinehart

KidmanCattleCoThe sale of Kidman cattle empire has been approved by Treasurer Scott Morrison, with the empire now belonging to mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese consortium.
In a statement, Mr Morrison said a local farming family would acquire the largest station in the Kidman group, Anna Creek, and its outstation The Peake. >> Read full story here

CoachPOINT : Studio Apartment Thinking

StudioApartmentThinking-150x150The rise of studio apartment living has both challenged us to move beyond the known boundaries of how we can experience life in the traditional layout of a home or large unit, and invited us to consider how we could re prioritize our categorization of life in how we live it with resources outside our apartment.

When you break this down and apply it into your life, you’re simply engaging a strategy applying to a living environment, and internalize it into the way you would need to think to support making choices to sustain this environment.

“Micro living is simply a representation of how we think about living.”

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CoachPOINT : Your First PET

Positive-Attitude-150x150YOUR first PET is not your first pet, nor is it your first ‘pet’. Its your first ‘positive empowering thought’ you become aware of as you face the opportunities to achieve what is important to you. And by focussing on your PET, you also create the outlook and belief about what is possible, and therefore include yourself as being the person of possibility to make it happen.

The way we become aware of our first PET when facing a challenge, is to notice how we are framing the challenge, and the limits we choose to notice in our thinking around this. When you do this, then you give yourself permission to explore the contrast of this known limiting thought, the possibility. Now you are beginning…

“Overcoming a challenge begins with contrasting a limiting view with a different possibility.”

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CoachPOINT : Ensuring A Good Result

EnsuringGoodResult-150x150The result you get is the focus you initially created before you started to work towards achieving the result. Ensuring a good result is relatively straight forward when you have put in the right preparation. And the right preparation begins with the outcome you choose to focus on in your thinking.

Consider the results you have achieved so far. The photo caption in this post is of an F1 driver finishing fourth. Did he get the result he wanted? No, he knows he was capable of finishing first. Did he do what was necessary to the best of his ability on the day to ensure a good result? Absolutely. And therein lies the power of how to ensure a good result.

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CoachPOINT : Coordinating Your Focus

iamaawinnerThe result you get is the focus you initially created before you started to work towards achieving the result. Ensuring a good result is relatively straight forward when you have put in the right preparation. And the right preparation begins with the outcome you choose to focus on in your thinking.

Consider the results you have achieved so far. The photo caption in this post is of an F1 driver finishing fourth. Did he get the result he wanted? No, he knows he was capable of finishing first. Did he do what was necessary to the best of his ability on the day to ensure a good result. Absolutely. And therein lies the power of how to ensure a good result.

“Excellence is not perfection – it’s doing what you can to ensure a good result.” 

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Career :: Getting Recognized For Career Advancement In 2017

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As 2017 draws to a close, many of us have learned to capitalize on a year that continues to offer emerging opportunities in our career, and in our skills development.  

Within the last 5 weeks, I have noticed a marked shift in the expectation of what is ahead for career opportunities in the mining and construction industry – and from the networks of HR managers, brand recruiters, and market intermediaries ( investors and fund managers ), the mining industry is going to experience an increase in work and career opportunities for the operational staff.

“Mining and construction in 2017 will offer staff career opportunities in leadership.” Continue reading

Whitehaven Coal’s Paul Flynn says coal contract prices will go higher

Whitehaven Coal CEO Paul Flynn at the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne.

Soaring coal prices will stay strong through the Australian summer according to Whitehaven Coal chief executive Paul Flynn, who believes China’s recent supply cuts have signalled a long-term floor in the commodity price.

Speaking after coking coal prices rose by 7 per cent on Tuesday to continue their extraordinary rally, Mr Flynn said the crucial quarterly contract prices for coal would be higher in the first quarter of 2017 than the bumper prices set for the current quarter. Continue reading